2 students stabbed in separate incidents
A student at Baltimore Talent Development High was stabbed in the left shoulder on a basketball court outside the school yesterday morning, school officials said. Officials said his injuries were not life-threatening. Two boys enrolled at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts - a high school in the same Harlem Park complex as Talent Development - were taken into custody in connection with the incident, said Edie House, a school system spokeswoman. A student at Carver Vocational-Technical High was in good condition at Johns Hopkins Children's Center after being stabbed in the side as classes let out there Wednesday. School police arrested a student in that incident.
Police identify suspect in fatal hit-and-run
Westminster police said yesterday that they have identified a suspect in the fatal hit-and-run collision near McDaniel College last week. Police have issued a warrant for Shawron Gabriel Bibbs, 29, of Reisterstown, charging him with felony negligent manslaughter by auto, felony theft, felony unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and more than a dozen misdemeanor violations. The accident occurred about 11 p.m. Feb. 6 when the driver of a Ford pickup truck slammed into a Chevrolet Cavalier, killing the driver, sophomore Thomas Rouleau of Gilboa, N.Y., and injuring four passengers, all McDaniel students. The driver of the pickup fled, police said. Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information should contact Westminster police, 410-848-4646.
Serial robber gets sentence of 14 years
A serial Baltimore bank robber, who hit the same banks multiple times within weeks last year, was sentenced yesterday to 14 years in federal prison, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office said. According to the plea agreement, Milton Richardson, 32, stole $23,141 last year in seven robberies.
Joint program to offer inmates drug treatment
A new partnership between the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and local nonprofits aims to offer more inmates drug treatment in prison and upon release. The program, known as the Public Safety Compact, is a written agreement between the state agency and community-based programs that offer treatment, case management and other services to inmates and those who have been recently released. Local and national foundations have invested $2 million to launch the program, which is spearheaded by Baltimore's Open Society Institute. The initiative aims to provide up to two years of post-incarceration support for about 250 people.